About the Author

Clea Roberts

Clea Roberts lives in Whitehorse, Yukon. Her poems have appeared in The Antigonish Review, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, The International Feminist Journal of Politics, Lake: A Journal of Arts and the Environment, The Malahat Review, Prism International, and Room. Roberts has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Centre, the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, and is a three-time recipient of the Yukon Government Advanced Artist Award. Her work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and her poem, â??When We Begin to Grow Old,â? won the After Al Purdy Poetry Contest.

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Here Is Where We Disembark

Here Is Where We Disembark

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From “Transmutations”:

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Moon when coyote is my shadow. Moon of the snapping willow thickets. Moon of the missing cats.

Moon of the potluck Moon of the tock, tock at the woodpile. Moon of filched sleep.

Moon that raises our chins with light years, traces the camber of a wing.

From “When We Begin To Grow Old”:

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Tell me the one about the town where you were born, where the ocean froze in the bay, how it moaned and clacked and collapsed with the tides leaving its bright and violent architecture not much good for skates.

Copyright © Clea Roberts, 2010

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